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International Women’s Day

On 8 March, we celebrate INTO’s Inspirational Women – Then and now!

Rebuilding community memory: Raluca Munteanu
Raluca Munteanu, Project Co-ordinator, Pro Patrimonio, Romania “People don’t realise that Romania has lost more heritage buildings in the last
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Peeling back the layers: Samantha Westbrooke
Samantha Westbrooke, Conservation Architect, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) “We need to use our heritage buildings and celebrate them, keep
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Downhill all the way: Federica Amelio
Federica Amelio, “Fulcrums and Systems” Project, FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) “I’m an outdoors girl
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Wetland warrior: Tatiana Fuentes
Tatiana Fuentes, Ranger, Conservatoire du Littoral “When I wake up in the morning, it’s inspiring to do something I love
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Sylvia Lutz
Sylvia Lutz, Vice-Treasurer, Bodenfreiheit, Austria “The face of the earth was changed by humankind in just two generations.  It is important
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Digging up stories: Pam Bain
Pam Bain, Director Regional Services, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga “Understanding the history of New Zealand and how it has shaped our
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Endangered species research: Louise Soanes
Louise Soanes, Research Associate, Anguilla National Trust “Being able to make positive contributions to endangered species research, and working with
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Caring for mother nature: Janeczka Richardson
Janeczka Richardson-Johnson, Conservation Officer, Anguilla National Trust “Informing and reminding people of the connection we have and the delicate balance
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Celebrating creepy crawlies: Liza Fowler
Liza Fowler, Invertebrate Education and Project Officer, St Helena National Trust “The bug science team at the Trust has managed
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Telling the story of slavery: Mary Prince
A month ago today on 8 February Bishop Lambe unveiled a Bermuda National Trust plaque at School Lands Cottages honouring the
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Tireless defender of Italian heritage: Giulia Maria Crespi
Giulia Maria Crespi is the founder and tireless promoter of the mission of FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, together with
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The rebellious marchioness: Lady Virginia Courtauld
In 1890 a young Virginia Peirano moved to London from Romania where she had received a convent education.  Rebellious and unorthodox,
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Growing global capacity for conservation: Catherine Leonard
Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General, International National Trusts Organisation “By bringing together the INTO family, we can begin to create the sort
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It has been a great privilege to hear and share these stories.  Many of us will agree with Janeczka, who said: “I have had the privilege of meeting and hearing of some extraordinary and amazing women in my line of work, doing jobs that would have traditionally been recognised as more male led. Despite that perception, their work preceded them and spoke volumes, demanding the respect of both genders in my field.”

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